Swazi king bans pictures of his luxury limousines

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MBABANE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Swaziland's King Mswati has barred photographers from taking pictures of his growing fleet of royal limousines amid criticism that the luxury car purchases are an embarassment to one of Africa's poorest countries. Mswati stirred up a storm in December when he bought a new $500,000 DaimlerChrysler Maybach 62 -- one of the most expensive cars in the world -- and recently hit the headlines again when he splashed out for new BMWs for each of his 10 wives. The ...

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